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Old 03-21-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Bathroom Sink Running Slow

Hi, Just want to check, my bathroom sink is draining slowly. Can I put Draino or MR Plumber down it to clean the trap? The drain pipes are black, so I am thinking that the piping is ABS.

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Old 03-21-2016, 04:11 PM   #2
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There's also an air vent check valve under the sink that allows air into the pipe to make it drain properly. If it's stuck in the closed position then the water will drain slowly. If it's stuck in the open position, odors from the gray tank will leak in the area.
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There's also an air vent check valve under the sink that allows air into the pipe to make it drain properly. If it's stuck in the closed position then the water will drain slowly. If it's stuck in the open position, odors from the gray tank will leak in the area.
Would the check valve be on the riser going up the wall? I haven't seen this valve on our CC Concept but we do get odors sometimes from the grey water tank and I'm thinking this could be the source.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:29 PM   #4
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OK, I see it right up against the outside wall. How do I check to see if it is closed and if it is how do I open it??
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Yes you can use Drano or similar. I use the gel type Drano.

One of those long slim plastic drain hair removers can be very effective.
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Where it says hair color on my drivers license I put pink. However my my DW has long flowing locks some of which seem to flow down the drain. Just put an empty trash can or bucket under the P trap before you take it apart and pull out the big wad of hair that is probably your problem. It will only take about 5 mins and you won't have to deal with all those nasty drain cleaners. If your automatic vent valve is the problem just get a new one they are cheap. However when the vent valve causes problems it is usually evident due to the aroma that fills the bathroom and coach.
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the pipes under the sink are exactly the same as what thay are in a stick and brick house. have you ever cleaned that? it is so simple that everyone should be able to do it. over years, the vertical pipe affixed to the sink bowl will be clogged by scummy hairy stuff. loose the nut at the end of the latching bar for the drain stem, pull the latching bar out (dont have to be all out), take the drain stop stem out, here you go you will see all that stuff you will nevet like to see (from top), use a wire to hook them out. a sharp needle pliers will help too.
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Thanks for the replies. I used the jell type Draino, and it helped a little. So I think I will pull the trap and the drain stopper to clean them out by hand. I will also look into the air vent valve.
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Now that you have used the drain cleaner, be very careful. It is highly corrosive and will hurt you if it is still left in the trap.
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The Draino has been flushed out. Thanks
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Slow drain

We use the plastic drain cleaner along with baking soda and white vinegar. Does the job quite well.
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It might be a good idea to flush the Draino out of the waste tank as well.
Black or grey..... (which ever the bathroom sink of your coach drains into).
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